New York Post has an article written by Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, an epidemiologist at Oxford University; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a physician and epidemiologist at Stanford University calling for a different approach to dealing with the novel coronavirus than the lockdown model:
As infectious-disease epidemiologists and public-health scientists, we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental-health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.
Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short- and long-term public health.The results (to name a few) include lower childhood-vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular-disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health — leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.
The article ultimately links to the Great Barrington Declaration. The current number of medical practitioner signatories is 34,663. I signed on a couple weeks ago. It’s very similar to my proposal of early April 2020.<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Few of you will remember the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1957-1958-pandemic.html">1957-1958 Asian flu (H2N2) pandemi</a>c. The estimated number of deaths was 1.1 million worldwide and <strong>116,000 in the United States</strong>. (U.S. population in 1957 was 172 million, half what it is now.) We didn't lockdown the population then. And we shouldn't now.Few of you will remember the 1957-1958 Asian flu (H2N2) pandemic. The estimated number of deaths was 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. (U.S. population in 1957 was 172 million, half what it is now.) We didn’t lockdown the population then. And we shouldn’t now.
Steve Parker, M.D.